Ian Crowe is a research fellow with the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture at Washington College, Maryland, a senior fellow at the Russell Kirk Center, Mecosta, Michigan, and executive editor of Studies in Burke and His Time. He studied Modern History at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he gained a B.A., and he holds an M.Litt. from the University of Bristol, and a Ph.D. in Intellectual History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was contributing editor to two collections of essays on Edmund Burke, Edmund Burke: His Life and Legacy (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1997)—published in the United States under the title The Enduring Edmund Burke (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 1997)—and An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2005), and is author of Unwelcome Truths: Edmund Burke on Today’s Political Conceits (London: Social Affairs Unit, 1997) and, most recently, of Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012). He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is currently pursuing research into the writings, networks, and literary influence of the churchmen William Warburton and Richard Hurd in the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters.